Ludum Dare 29 — April 25th-28th Weekend — Theme: Beneath the Surface

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by Pitoum - Jam Entry

RMBR is about words and memories.
It has been designed for mobile so, don't hesitate to try the APK (only tested on a Nexus 4).

How to play:
Drag and drop words you want to explore upon you.
Touch from bottom to top to come back.

Pitoum: Design, code, writing.
Davebox: Music, Sfx.

Made with HaxePunk.

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mir007 says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:39am

Visual style is great and the mood, but I was kinda lost on what to do..

Pitoum says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:41am

Their is not so much to do. Just explore and discover :)

TheLastBanana says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:45am

Interesting way of telling a story. I tried it on my Nexus 5, but the place where I tapped on-screen didn't line up with where the game thought I was tapping -- seemed like a resolution issue of some kind.

Artylo says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:03am

Really stylized and very nice. It sets a good mood up for itself, but I don't really feel how it incorporates with the theme.

Pitoum says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:20am

@Artylo: The idea come from Michel Leiris, a french surrealist writer which once said that each word has is own meaning for each person. Here the idea it's to explore what's under a word in a simple sentence. And going deeper and deeper in those words.

@TheLastBanana: I was afraid of that. I'll try to fix that ASAP.

shadow64 says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:08am

This is a really neat concept. Definitely deserves a "mood" rating. :D

laker says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:08am

I feels great, I really like the concept. But something went wrong and the game was constantly changing stages, going back. Anyway, it's the best game I played so far. Even though I don't consider these kinds of things to be games. It's really engaging and it has great potential, I would like to see more if you'll manage to fix those problems. Or maybe I just did something wrong?

Pitoum says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:12am

@laker: Thanks! I think this has something to do with the "goBack" function, maybe if your cursor was outside the flash frame a some moment or things like that. I will look deeper into that. Thanks for the report.

teambrookvale says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:20am

The visual presentation is neat and I liked the mood

laker says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:28am

@Pitoum the pleasure is on my side. I downloaded the apk, I'll try it on my phone.

Pierrec says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:34am

This is clever as shit. It works really well. Too bad there isn't more content.

Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:17pm

Very interesting and different! The writing was fantastic (that line about the grandmothers easy was just perfect.).

Beautiful game, I would love to play a longer game like this!

Helopol says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 10:53am

I really love the idea and the writing, that was a very cool experience, even if it was a bit short :) There's a big potential in it !

King_Mew says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 12:49am

I liked it. Very creative and artsy.

indigofiz says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 12:59am

This is great, if you could make an 'event', unlocking some previously inaccessible word by digging in the right word it could give this a goal and make a game out of it.

Great job.

FrameMatt says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 1:01am

Pretty interesting!

Anoarith says ...
May 6, 2014 @ 11:30pm

Really nice :) ! It reminds me of :

matt_j says ...
May 7, 2014 @ 8:50pm

Hello, fellow HaxePunk dev :) Interesting concept. Got stuck, though. Audio is cool.

Linkigi says ...
May 11, 2014 @ 12:15pm

This is a very imaginative game, I love your interpretation of the theme. The idea of pulling the memories towards you is cool and feels very responsive. The whole thing feels very sleek and I haven't experienced story telling in this way before.

x2l2 says ...
May 14, 2014 @ 12:19pm

source link ?

BadgerPriest says ...
May 14, 2014 @ 5:36pm

Wow, a stunningly unique take on the text adventure genre. Brilliant writing as well.

May 14, 2014 @ 7:41pm

Nice meaning!!

Snoother says ...
May 14, 2014 @ 7:42pm

This a wonderful concept with great ambience and mood. A bit on the short side, and with a few too many typos. But the core mechanic of dragging towards you memories is very immersive. I'm not if there is a cohesive narrative or message, but as a mood piece it works very well.

Pitoum says ...
May 14, 2014 @ 8:27pm

Thank you all!
As I say in the post-mortem (, I know there are a lot of typos and that the content is really short. But I'm working on a bigger version right now! So stay tuned :)

Snoother says ...
May 14, 2014 @ 8:44pm

Ah, thanks for pointing out the post-mortem -- it's an interesting read; the inspiration and enthusiasm just shines through. You really do have something special going on here that I can't wait to see furthered.

May 15, 2014 @ 12:04am

I like the overall visual style you have going on here and the mood set by your audio. Conceptually this is quite interesting, but I wound up lost and wasn't sure if there was more I could do. Sometimes it is a little hard to tell which words are bold (only sometimes, it just takes some getting used to really). Nicely done.

Lythom says ...
May 15, 2014 @ 7:29am

here's some feedback about your game.
What I liked :
- Atmosphere (Visual implicity / Text Font / Music / Sounds)
- entierly playable (played the web version)
- original concept that really works
- original theme approach
What in my opinion could be improved :
- more content ! (Well it's usually a good point when people want more :D)
- "Random" exploration leading the player to get "lost" > need to pull up a few times to find his way again. Maybe have some breadcrumb or any orientation tip ?

Very good job overall, I appreciated the overall clean rendering and experience.
Thanks for the game !

Lythom says ...
May 15, 2014 @ 7:35am

Ah just another point I think could be improved :
- Closure. I did not really felt it was over despite having explored the whole game. I'm not sure how to achieve this closure effect, maybe having a reference in one of the last sub-texts that would give some "resonance" toward "He leaves", giving it more power ? Could be with the part about closing doors for example.

Pitoum says ...
May 15, 2014 @ 7:58am

@Lythom: Yes, clearly the HUGE lack of content is my main problem but as I say in the post-mortem, I couldn't put all I had in mind and written. That's why I'm working on a bigger version :)

smbe19 says ...
May 15, 2014 @ 3:18pm

Amazing sound design and great concept for a game! Love it!

jsmars says ...
May 16, 2014 @ 6:35pm

Really impressive game! Lovely idea and really interesting to play, nice job!

Xaychru04 says ...
May 18, 2014 @ 6:53pm

I really like the concept! I think the draggable words should have been better highlighted though, but anyway, I enjoyed the story/atmosphere of the game! :)

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